[Healeys] trans issues

Peter Schauss rpschauss at gmail.com
Mon Jun 14 19:41:55 MDT 2010


I had a similar problem, interestingly enough, about a year after I switched
from 30 weight nondetergent oil to MTL.  I solved my problem by replacing
the o-ring on the accumulator housing.  While you have the accumulator
assembly out you should probably replace the accumulator piston rings as

The good news is that you can work on the accumulator without removing the
gearbox and overdrive from the car.

Peter Schauss
1963 BJ7
1980 MGB

> -----Original Message-----
> From: healeys-bounces at autox.team.net [mailto:healeys-
> bounces at autox.team.net] On Behalf Of BEAU2EVE at aol.com
> Sent: Monday, June 14, 2010 8:12 PM
> To: healeys at autox.team.net
> Subject: [Healeys] trans issues
> Hi guys, another issue has popped up this time a trans problem. When I
> put
> the switch down to go to overdrive it goes right in smoothly an will stay
> in  as long as I don't give it a lot of gas,the harder I press the pedal
> it
> will  jump out, going back to 4 and stay there until I back off the gas, I
> just  changed my oil to a straight 30 ND. Owned the car 32 years never a
> problem,  what's the matter with these cars can't they make them to last?
> Seriously, does  this sound like a pressure prob or just solenoid arm
> alignment.
>  Beau

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